Name: Kemptville Royals 1947 – 1948
Year: 2010
Category: Team
Sport: Hockey
Prior to 1940 Kemptville was home to a high calibre hockey team named the Royals. From 1940 to 1947 the team and the league did not operate for lack of players due to World War II.  Following the end of the war in 1945, the St. Lawrence League began operation again and in the summer of 1947 a group of overage Inkerman Rockets wishing to stick together and play hockey joined local talent to bring senior hockey back to Kemptville.  They, together with selected players from around the valley, joined forces and for 3 seasons dominated the St. Lawrence League and the O.D.H.A.St. Lawrence Senior League Champions

ODHA Intermediate “A” Champions

Canadian Intermediate “A” Quarter Finalists

Winners of Benson Trophy and Citizen Shield


1947-48 Team Roster

Cecil Bailey, Goal

Harry Bennett, Goal

Lyle Pitt, Defence

Jack Doyle, Defence

Lowell Craig, Right Wing

Ernie Fader, Centre

Sam Gaw, Right Wing

Ralph Hurley, Defence

Eric Reasbeck, Centre

Winton Marshall, Right Wing

Jack Emmerson, Left Wing

Bob Ramsbottom, Centre

Bernie Brennan, Defence

Sam Barr, Left Wing

Coach: Ray Harrison

Manager: L.G. Coleman